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You apply antibiotic ointment to his anus 2x a day for 2 weeks. (I'm not sure I'd do that for my DH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br><br>
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Oh how funny!!<br><br>
I had a foster retired racing greyhound who came with a wound on the tip of her tail. For some reason they shaved her while she was still in the racing kennel. Greys have very short hair so I have no clue why they did it, but anyway she had a big raw spot on one side of her tail from the shaving. When I got her she wagged her tail with so much joy and it would bang on the walls and open the wound and it would bleed again. It looked like someone had experienced great violence in our home, with blood drops sprayed all over some of the walls. After the third or fourth time it happened I had the great idea of putting an applicator from a tampon over the wound and taping it on one end to keep it in place. I left the other end of the applicator open for air to get in, and so I couldn't very well hide what it was. I then had to put a basket muzzle on her to make her leave it alone (they are used to muzzles, no big deal). The best part was talking her for walks, a big half-starved greyhound who had been recently shaved, with a muzzle on one end and a tampon applicator on the other end! Oh boy did I get some good looks!
 

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Yours are funny sorry mine is a little sad-<br>
My last dog had a condition called spondylosis which meant her vertebrae were fusing together, so naturally she wasn't walking too well. Well she was on all kinds of meds towrds the end which wrecked her system and she started having pooping accidents in the house. This was a 100 lb dog so it was a lot of poop. She was mortified. But onenight I heard her getting up and leaving the bedroom and I could hear her walking about so I got up--it was 2 am. well I was trying to get her outside but she did not make it. And I just looked at her and said over and over its ok as I cleaned it up. Then we went outside and sat together for over an hour with her head in my lap.<br>
I really miss her...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yours are funny sorry mine is a little sad-<br>
My last dog had a condition called spondylosis which meant her vertebrae were fusing together, so naturally she wasn't walking too well. Well she was on all kinds of meds towrds the end which wrecked her system and she started having pooping accidents in the house. This was a 100 lb dog so it was a lot of poop. She was mortified. But onenight I heard her getting up and leaving the bedroom and I could hear her walking about so I got up--it was 2 am. well I was trying to get her outside but she did not make it. And I just looked at her and said over and over its ok as I cleaned it up. Then we went outside and sat together for over an hour with her head in my lap.<br>
I really miss her...</div>
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awww, this made me cry. sorry you are missing your friend...sounds like you were such a good doggy-mama...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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the anal one made me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> and the tampon one is both ingenious and highly hilarious!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yours are funny sorry mine is a little sad-<br>
My last dog had a condition called spondylosis which meant her vertebrae were fusing together, so naturally she wasn't walking too well. Well she was on all kinds of meds towrds the end which wrecked her system and she started having pooping accidents in the house. This was a 100 lb dog so it was a lot of poop. She was mortified. But onenight I heard her getting up and leaving the bedroom and I could hear her walking about so I got up--it was 2 am. well I was trying to get her outside but she did not make it. And I just looked at her and said over and over its ok as I cleaned it up. Then we went outside and sat together for over an hour with her head in my lap.<br>
I really miss her...</div>
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Cleaning up messes for an older dog that knows she shouldn't "go" inside is so different from cleaning up after a puppy. Neither of them can really help it but it is just so different...sorry for the sad story.
 

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How about expressing anal sacs...I've done that in the past. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Seriously though, I groom, bathe, dry...wipe. I've done it all.<br><br>
I actually just gave my cat a hot oil treatment (in the MDC spirit I used heated canola oil). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: Her coat was feeling dry last week. Now it feels greasy. Next week after a regular bath I think she'll be normal again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How about expressing anal sacs...I've done that in the past. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br></div>
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I take him to the vet for that. Actually, that's why he has the meds. His anal glands are out of control.
 

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we've only had our doggy for about 9 months, so I havent had to do anything like that yet. Im sure I would if I had to. I love my pup<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I take him to the vet for that. Actually, that's why he has the meds. His anal glands are out of control.</div>
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My first cat had anal sac issues, my vet taught me how to do it. I did wear gloves though.
 

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You know you love your pet when...you drain the pus-filled wound on the top of her head twice a day.<br><br>
turtle did that--her grrlcat, Six (who's now living with turtle's parents and is VERY happy) and my grrlcat, Kissa, just could NOT get along. Kissa ended up with a puncture wound in the top of her head that got infected--it was making her whole face puffy. turtle trimmed back the fur and drained the wound regularly. She even gave her antibiotic shots.
 

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I have had to drain wounds on my dog and it was not a good thing ... matter of fact it was probably the most disgusting thing I have ever done .... My dogs got into a huge fight leaving one with multiple wounds and i had to drain them. Visiting her at the vets was the pits when she had drain tubes which is the most DISGUSTING smell i think i have ever smelled. At one point i thought about not visiting until the tubes were out ... but i kept going ... now she is a happy healthy old lady who has her ups and downs but lately she has had alot of ups <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Visiting her at the vets was the pits when she had drain tubes which is the most DISGUSTING smell i think i have ever smelled.</div>
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And I'm thinking the worst smell I've encountered is the anal gland "juice" that exploded all over my bedroom carpet. It smelled so bad my eyes watered and my throat burned.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And I'm thinking the worst smell I've encountered is the anal gland "juice" that exploded all over my bedroom carpet. It smelled so bad my eyes watered and my throat burned.</div>
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The cat my ex and I had used to drag her butt all over the house to express that. Totally gross.<br><br>
On the upside, the ex wanted that cat, so got her in the split... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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You know you love your pet when....<br>
she throws up all over your furniture and then grins at you as you are cleaning it up.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
You also know you love your pet when you think the cat needs her own MasterCard for all the new cat toys at Petmart.<br><br>
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(single mommy to Emma, 3 1/2 years and Angela, 2 years and Daisy, our 7 year old cat)
 

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One of my rabbits was very seriously ill last summer and required months of intensive at-home care. I didn't mind hand feeding her or giving her meds. I didn't mind buying special bedding and washing it daily because she couldn't make it to the litterbox. I didn't even mind having to clean up her fur when it would get soiled.<br><br>
But you know you <i>really</i> love your pet when you hand feed her <a href="http://www.rabbit.org/chapters/san-diego/diet/cecals.html" target="_blank">cecal pellets</a> because she can't reach them herself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I've seen all kinds of ingenious solutions for "happy tail" (which she almost certainly got from wagging, and that's why they clipped the hair on her tail--the wound came before the clipping). Danes get it all the time.<br><br>
I've done things involving dog bodily fluids that cannot be repeated, and had my arms halfway to my elbows in every opening a dog has, but I think the most damage I've ever done to my own stuff was that I let a Great Dane start to whelp on my $2000 leather couch. She was a maiden mom and was frantic and that was the only place she felt good. First, of course, she had to dig the couch out (destroyed two cushions). Thanks to blood, fluid, and placental staining (which in dogs is dark green and cannot be removed by any stain cleaner known to mankind), it's now a $20 leather couch.
 
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